Derwent Valley Council
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The Derwent Valley Municipal area is characterised by its ever-growing rural townships, green hills and river valley environment. Major features of the Derwent Valley municipality include its land and fresh water resources.
The Derwent Valley Council, located on Circle Street New Norfolk, manage all the local government services on behalf of ratepayers and residents.
Visit our main website for the full range of information resources, special committees, public notices and news.
Quick links to some of our main departments are included in the footer of this website.
We'd like to introduce your new Derwent Valley icons. They represent local stories told to us when we talked to the community about the area and what it meant to them during the brand consultations. Each icon has a set of four logos in each of the nine colours.
We'll be introducing each one shortly, showing you their logos and telling their stories but for now, we'd like you to meet The Cherries, The Tiger, The Fagus, The Platypus, The River, The Swan, The Hops, The Trout and The Eucalyptus. ... See MoreSee Less
Lovely choice of things to be representative but Are these the actual colours? way too pale . Sorry but the icon for ficus does not give me a hint.
Some what excited to see DV jump on the branding train , like other areas as it brings seperation in location and sense of individuality for the town / city and valley . Taking the branding in to recognition in line with the locations history I am sure the entry try to new Norfolk could look a lot better is representing a significant history location . We have red what looks like a gate and plaque ? Almost a half hearted attempt . I'm a big one for keeping it simple and probably have to agree with Bretts comments although I do like the represented signs /pictures. Key locations really around the valley but would be nice if it stood out . I keep getting a lot of comments from meetings about the next 10 years ? I don't think you take in enough detail when coming up with these plans considering these strategic plans are instrumental in driving change and perceived modernised growth of the area . The area means NN more so than the valley as the valley needs a noted key staging location which is New Norfolk . It will be sad to hear if the change is still 20 years away ? Something to consider but good luck either way ✌️
Please introduce reasonable hours for the roads construction site, like not at morning peak hours
Yeah, nah, yeah is there an icon for the tip?
Great conversations in the Derwent Valley
When the council announced they would be doing a rebrand for the region I was excited about what this would mean and how it would fit in with a more modern Derwent Valley and its growing reputation as the place to go. It is a community with a strong, and often dark, history. There are thousands of stories and experiences that could have been drawn upon and used for inspiration. I was definitely optimistic about the outcome. To know this is the result is incredibly disappointing. I have no issue with the icons in principle but there are absolutely issues with them in practice. There is little consistency between them in terms of design, the colours are dated and ugly, and to know there are 324 variations of icons/logos is absurd. This will absolutely undermine consistency, eroding the branding and messaging. The pale blue and yellow are barely readable and I worry what that means for accessibility expectations and requirements. The typeface looks like it was pulled straight from a mid-2000s album cover and is completely devoid of personality. The notches in the letterforms were probably meant to seem exciting but in reality they make it look like an ugly bulging optical illusion. This rebranding, despite its promise, looks lazy and poorly implemented and I am very disappointed. For a job with such a healthy budget behind it the results really aren’t up to scratch.
Emily Carter top right..
A thylacine with a club foot???
I understand artistic license but ‘The Fagus’ icon is pretty close to not representing actual fagus at all. Have the designers responsible ever seen the fagus? I’d have thought the important place it holds in the Tasmanian psyche and the iconic shape of the actual foliage would have earned it a more accurate representation.
Get your Ticket to Play and join a club today!
Eligible Tasmanian children can apply for two vouchers worth up to $100, each towards club membership at approved activity providers.
Children aged 5-17 who are listed on a Centrelink Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card, or who are in Out of Home Care are eligible.
Find out more and apply for a voucher www.communities.tas.gov.au/ticket-to-play ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
In this month's Mayor's Message, Mayor Shaw announces some exciting news for Tynwald Park users, some upcoming Community Consultations and provides an update on the upcoming 2020/2021 budget. ... See MoreSee Less
Awesome to hear you talking on improvements coming to Valley. The main thing is consulting the communities what happening which is great. This is way to move forward. I be interested in waste consultation.
Ben come and have a look at the Granton Park the gate way to the Derwent Valley its a disgrace and has been for a long time.
Great to hear you talk about consulting with the community Ben. Sounds like some good stuff happening moving forward. Keep up the good work.
Can we please have the road works start at like 8 or 8:30? Its peak hour traffic and the delay was 15 min the other day that's ridiculous.
Heather Nerida Veronica Leanne Maree Tash we really should sausage sizzle the old equipment away! Who's up for an old school all kids Tynwald BBQ ? Share away to other fams that might be keen
Any news on improvements for the pools?
Ben Shaw, any talk about new toilet facilities around the park area to be upgraded, much like what was built at the Esplanade? It's a long run to the public toilets at Tynwald when you are having to track down multiple children who are scattered and enjoying the equipment and friends. On a few occassions, (and I'm sure other parents/guardians etc have experienced this), you're generally too late.
5 days ago
The COVID-19 Sport and Recreation Grants Program Tranche 2 is now open. Applications will close on Monday, 31 August 2020 at 5.00 pm or when program funds are exhausted.
This program is open to Tasmanian sport and recreation clubs. Funding of up to $3 000 per organisation is available to assist ensure a safe return to play under the organisation’s COVID-19 Safety or Return to Play plan. Funding will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
To be eligible clubs must be affiliated to a State/National Sporting Organisation recognised by Sport Australia or affiliated to an organisation funded as a State Active Recreation Provider (SARP) under Communities, Sport and Recreation’s State Sport and Recreation Grants Program.
Eligible projects include the purchase of equipment or supplies necessary to ensure a safe return to play under the organisation’s COVID-19 safety or Return to Play plan.
Examples of such equipment can include, but is not limited to:
• hygiene supplies such as hand sanitiser, soap, and disinfectant;
• additional equipment to comply with safety measures such as thermometers and face masks;
• additional protective equipment for players to avoid the need to share equipment;
• additional equipment for training to meet hygiene requirements e.g. balls, training bibs, cones;
• additional game day equipment to meet hygiene requirements; and
• printing of additional signage regarding COVID-19 safety.
Under this program organisations are eligible to apply for reimbursement of eligible items purchased on or after 8 May 2020.
The program guidelines and application form can be found at www.communities.tas.gov.au/csr/Grants/covid-19-sport-and-recreation-grants-program
For further information please contact Communities, Sport and Recreation on 1800 252 476. ... See MoreSee Less
A COVID-19 Rent Relief Fund has been established to assist tenants suffering from extreme hardship.
The relief payment value will be either:
💰 the total of four weeks rent, to a maximum of $2000, OR
💰 the amount a tenant and owner have agreed to as a rent reduction.
IMPORTANT: the value will be whichever is the lesser amount.
The payment can only be applied once during this period.
The fund is available from 25 May 2020 until 30 September 2020.
For more information, go to the Communities Tasmania website below www.communities.tas.gov.au/housing/rental-services ... See MoreSee Less
After many months of community consultations, workshops and design work, we're happy to bring you the new Derwent Valley Community Branding Identity.
It's a way for our businesses and tourism operators, community members and Council to have a consistent look and feel for the valley, and for how the rest of the world sees us.
Community members interested in using the brand can register for free and get access to the full range of logos, fonts, colour palettes and illustrations along with some guidelines of how to use them.
See some examples of how the brand can be used and register your interest at www.derwentvalley.tas.gov.au/council/derwent-valley-brand ... See MoreSee Less
Early this month Council sent letters to around 400 residents regarding outstanding building and plumbing permits advising of the need to finalise these by 30 June.
We have had an overwhelming response to these requests and are working through the backlog of requests.
If you have called, visited or emailed, thankyou. We will be in touch with you to confirm next steps when we can.
Please be patient with us while we work through the requests.
For more information on these including some FAQs about the process, please see
www.derwentvalley.tas.gov.au/council/latest-news/outstanding-building-and-plumbing-works ... See MoreSee Less
@Johnny Kava and @Eleanor Cooper, both of your comments are against our House Rules and have been deleted. Please revisit them at www.facebook.com/pg/DVCTas/notes/
My husband called DVC the day we received the letter as our building permits have been completed and signed off by Council! We waited 10 days for the Council to return his call and when we had heard nothing he tried again today, and was told someone would "get back to him when they could". The letter is alarming and makes you think something has changed and as pensioners, we have found this most distressing as the threat of monetary penalty is clearly evident in the letter. Why send out such correspondence when A. you haven't bothered to check is anything is outstanding on our property and; B. you don't have the staff or time to even return our call. This is very poor management by the council and we look forward to receiving a sincere apology when you finally discovered that we have no outstanding permits or issues!!
Derwent Valley Council can I politely ask what is the picture of in this new branding? So far the guesses in our house have been a peacock, a leaf or maybe hops.
Council we need your money
On Friday 26 June at 12pm, Tasmania will move to Stage Three in the lifting of restrictions. Restrictions are simplified, and provide significant additional freedoms.
Some inclusions are the one person per 4 square metre rule being replaced with one person per 2 square metres indoors and outdoors, indoor limits increasing to 250 people and outdoors increasing to 500 people.
See the full list below and for more information about Stage 3 restrictions, see Roadmap to Recovery coronavirus.tas.gov.au/families-community/roadmap-to-recovery ... See MoreSee Less
Exciting to see the valley's first electric car charging station installed at Mood Food New Norfolk, thanks to Bennett's Petroleum Supplies.
The desire for electric car access was brought to a Council meeting last year so we know there will be some very excited community members to see this.
Thanks Bennett's and Mood Food! ... See MoreSee Less
Why are we thanking Bennett's Petroleum Supplies, they've been ripping NN off for years.
The application to install it was submitted to the DVC before electricity was invented.
what 5 at most Unreal
Jordan Rowland 😉
Due to the recent rainfall and some localised flooding, large sections of Tynwald Park have been closed, including the sporting fields, toilets and vehicle access towards the wetlands at the bottom of the park. The playgrounds at the top can still be accessed however children should be kept away from floodwaters and use of other playgrounds are preferred if possible.
Council’s work crews have also been surveying flood damage across in the valley and will be commencing clean-up of storm debris and erosion damage to several roads in Molesworth, Lachlan and Magra in the coming days.
Please report any issues or damage you see to Council on 6261 8500, stay away from flood waters and stay safe. ... See MoreSee Less
Samuel Shane Winter your comments are against our House Rules and have been deleted. Please revisit them at www.facebook.com/pg/DVCTas/notes/
I thought you spent heaps last Year to stop this happing UNREAL more waste of rate payers money
Oops .. footy ground needs some drainage works Mr Mayor 👍🏼
Oh come on toughen up, surely can still do some handball drills?
I thought that was the water polo field!
Well at least you won't have to worry about the ducks hey?
Try playing footy in that lol
Maddasyn Anderson why we can't go walking 😭😭
Wade Gleeson the kid's would have had fun 🤣
Leeroy N Al Brodribb
Tania Jarvis Smith
Brenton Plugger Phillips
Sally Lovell Emily McGuire this is what I was talking about earlier
Nathan Graham 😳
**UPDATED - These dogs have been identified and are making their way home, thanks for sharing! **
Council picked up these two German Shepherds earlier today on Collins Cap Road in Molesworth.
Neither of them are wearing collars and they're not microchipped.
If they're yours or you think you know where they below, please call Council on 6261 8500.
Tasmanian Lost Pet Register - TLPR ... See MoreSee Less
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Emergency: call 000
SES: 135 200 for storms and floods
Hospital: 03 6166 1300
Lifeline: 131 144
Lifeline Tasmania: 1800 98 44 34
Police attendance:131 444
TasNetworks outages: 132 004
TasWater outages: 136 992
Derwent Valley Council: 03 6261 8500
Lifeline: 6282 1500 or 131 114
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
Suicide Callback Service: 1300 659 467
SANE Helpline 1800 187 263
Sexual Assault Support: 6231 1811 or 6231 1817
or 1800RESPECT 1800 737 732
Child Safety Service (to report the abuse of children):1300 633 937
Young Women’s Shelter: 6273 8455
Young Women’s Refuge: 6272 7751
Vinnies: 6261 3000
The Salvos: 6261 2353
Family Violence Response and Referral Line: 1800 633 937
Strong Families-Safe Kids: 1800 000 123
Family Violence Counselling and Support Service: 1800 608 122
Hobart Women’s Shelter: 6273 8455
Young Women’s Refuge: 6261 7751
Sexual Assault Support: 6231 1811 or 6231 1817
or 1800RESPECT (1800 737 7320
Engender Equality: 6278 9090
Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277
Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491
Alcohol and Drug Information Helpline: 1800 811 994
Council on the Ageing (COTA) Phone number
Corumbene Care; 03 6261 2744
Community Transport Services Tasmania (CTST): 1800 781 033
DV Medical Centre: 6261 1399